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Re: Default shared memory SGML mention

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL-documentation <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Default shared memory SGML mention
Date: 2001-05-08 20:06:25
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> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> >> A little experimentation shows that the present multiplier for -B is
> >> about 8350 bytes and the multiplier for -N about 14580 bytes on my
> >> system (HPUX), which extrapolates to a fixed base of about 250K plus
> >> the -B and -N contributions.  In reality I believe the computation
> >> is somewhat nonlinear, but that's probably close enough for starters.
> > I have updated the SGML sources to say for default shared memory values:
> > 	250 kB + 8192 * buffers or infinity
> How did infinity get into this?  And what happened to the -N
> contribution?

Infinity was always there.  The column is labeled "Typical Values".  As
far as -N, buffers is always 2*N, right, so I figured it was in there

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